American army dating scams
They will get to know their victims quickly, preferring to use instant messaging to speed the scam up.They will however also use emails only to groom their victims if needed.Further, the US Military (or other military forces for that matter) will not allow another person to apply for leave on a soldier's behalf.The mention of filling in a leave form for a military person is a definite sign of a scam.The "superior officer" will in most cases be the same scammer, if not, it will be his accomplice Either way it will be part of the scam.The Person you are directed to will usually send some fake documents and forms for you to fill in, and then tell you about a fee that needs to be paid.See link below for further information on African (Nigerian) romance scams.
This scam goes completely against how leave works in the US military.There may be fake contracts to fill in or documents to be sent to make it seem more official.At this stage the scammer will insist that he is unable to pay for the service at this time for one of many reasons and he will ask you to pay it for him, in most cases promising to pay you back as soon as he can. The US military goes to great lengths to ensure their personnel have access to the means to communicate with their family back home wherever possible.Military leave is little different to most other companies.
If an employee is entitled to leave they will apply for it themselves and there is no fee payable.The Satellite Phone Variant In this variant, the scammer may suggest that he is about to be deployed to another area where there is no regular phone service and possibly reduced access to the internet or chat.